Around Town First Day April 26, 2014

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is the first day the following items have appeared in Around Town. Items are generally published a maximum of five times.)

HEALING PRAYER — A non-denominational healing prayer group will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the office at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 807 S. 10th St. Everyone is welcome to study the Disciples in Healing program and pray with the group or be prayed for. For more information, contact Barbara Britain at 308-7993.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Around Town is intended to announce events of interest to the general public in Artesia and the immediate area. Announcements of club and non-profit organizations, school activities, government events and church activities are generally included in Around town.)

SENIOR SALUTE — The Senior Salute 2015 committee is requesting prize donations or financial donations to help purchase prizes. Anyone willing to donate is asked to contact Alma Martinez at 513-1265 or Michelle Whitmire at 513-2208.
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SOFTBALL BOOSTERS — The Artesia High School Softball Boosters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the Park Junior High School cafeteria. For more information, call 513-2599.
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FFA PARDNERS — The FFA Pardners will hold an election meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the Artesia High School ag shop. The FFA chapter will also meet at this time. For more information, contact Debbie at 748-5647.
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HOSPITAL BOARD — The Artesia Special Hospital District Board of Trustees will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the Artesia General Hospital meeting room for the purpose of conducting regular business and discussing finances and other matters in an open setting.
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ZIA ENROLLMENT — Zia Intermediate School will host a meeting for all parents of fifth-grade students at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the school cafeteria to provide enrollment information for the 2015-16 school year. All fifth-grade parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.
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CLASS OF 1970 — The Artesia High School Class of 1970 will hold a 45th reunion planning meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Pizza Hut. For more information, contact Beverlee Lanning at 365-4266.
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MARIACHI TENAMPA — Mariachi Tenampa will perform a Cinco de Mayo celebration at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $20-$10 and may be purchased online at www.artesiaartscouncil.com or at the OPAC Box Office.
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MAY DAY BREAKFAST — First Evangelical Presbyterian Church invites the public to its 104th Annual May Day Breakfast from 6:30-9 a.m. Friday, May 1, in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $6 and are available at the church office, from church members, and at the door. Carry-out available. For more information, call 746-2721.
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PAWS & CLAWS — Paws & Claws will distribute spay and neuter certificates to Eddy County residents only beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Artesia Animal Shelter, 501 Paddy Wagon Way. Donations are appreciated.
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COMMUNITY THEATRE — The Artesia Community Theatre will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at First Christian Church. Anyone interested in theatre is invited to attend. Note that the date and time are different from the norm.
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BALLET FOLKLORICO — Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” of Xalapa, Veracruz, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $20-$10 and may be purchased online at www.artesiaartscouncil.com or at the OPAC Box Office.
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DAV — DAV Chapter 19 will hold a community outreach event for the homeless from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Legacy Inn. Two rooms will be made available for those in need to obtain showers, gift cards, and personal items.
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SUMMER SPLASH — The School’s Out Summer Splash, hosted by 7024U Youth Outreach Center, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 22, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex. The event will feature the Splash Pad, a mud pit, volleyball and basketball courts, food and entertainment. For more information, call 7024U at 736-7024 or visit www.7024u.webs.com.
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GIRL SCOUT CAMP — Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Resident Camp is accepting registrations for the 2015 Summer Camp Mitre Peak in Alpine, Texas. One-, two- or three-week options are available for girls ages 7-18. Activities will include hiking, swimming, archery, rappelling, horseback riding, and more. Need not be registered Girl Scouts to attend; transportation and scholarships are available. For more information, contact Maria Landrie at 746-9846, ext. 105, or mescamilla@gsdsw.org, or visit www.gsdsw.org.
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FAMILY NIGHT VOLLEYBALL — The Artesia Center will host Family Night Volleyball from 5:30-9 p.m. each Monday. All are welcome. For more information, contact Sonny Bernal or Miriam Kramer at 748-0299.
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FAMILY LITERACY EXPERIENCE — The Artesia Public Library and Artesia Literacy Council are postponing the Family Literacy Experience until June, when it will become part of the Summer Reading Program.
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LITERACY COUNCIL — The Artesia Literacy Council has a new mailing address: P.O. Box 254, Artesia, N.M., 88211-0254.
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SUMMER DRIVER’S ED — The Artesia Public Schools are registering students for summer driver’s education classes. Classes for new drivers and a defensive driving class for students who have already taken the APS classroom course will begin Monday, June 1. To enroll, students must be 15 years old by July 20. Registration ends Monday, May 8, or when the classes are full. For more information, contact Brion Johnston at 746-9892 or 623-1346.
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HEAD START — The SNMCAC Head Start program is now accepting children’s applications for the 2015-16 program year. Children must have turned 3 or 4 years old before Sept. 1. Enrollment applications are being scheduled at Head Start, 504 Gage Ave. For more information, call 748-1141.
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ON THE MOVE — On the Move is seeking volunteers and donations to help the homeless and those in need. Anyone interested in volunteering or becoming a board member may call 708-0033.
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CVE OPEN FOR BUSINESS — Central Valley Electric Cooperative is open at 1403 N. 13th St. for all service and bill paying needs. Do not let the construction discourage you from visiting. The drive-through is temporarily closed, but CVE staff will meet customers at their vehicles if they are unable to enter the building; call 746-3571 from your cell phone. CVE apologizes for any inconvenience.
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ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW — Smokin’ on the Pecos is accepting applications now for the 2015 Art, Craft and Trade Show, scheduled for June 26-27 at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit www.smokinonthepecos. us or contact Leah Boone at 513-2863.
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CELEBRATE RECOVERY — Celebrate Recovery, a non-denominational, Christ-centered recovery program, is held each Tuesday at Westside Church of Christ. A meal is served at 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, call 736-0201.